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Power jet washers to clean patio -are they easy to use ?

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CaptainUnderpants · 28/06/2009 14:55

Been on to Dh to power clean the patio - 'yeah I'll sort it next weekend etc etc ' is the usual answer. Next weekend comes and goes , so I am going to hire one myself and do it myself !

  • you know the saying ' if you want a job done '.


So before I make a right prat of myself and waste the hire money - are they easy to operate ? any tips ?

thanks
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HaventSleptForAYear · 28/06/2009 15:05

Just do it yourself.

Have a look online for instructions (if you really think you need any) or ask in the place you hire from if they have any tips.

The one we have is just a high pressure hosepipe - just check about how much cleaning product to put in etc.

ABetaDad · 28/06/2009 16:17

Don't rent one, just buy one for him as a present from B&Q. Not too expensive and hours of fun - then he has no excuses if it is sat in the garage and he can do the patio regularly at the same time as he is doing the car.

Very satisfying and therapeutic is jet washing. I used to do it as a job in Turkey/Chicken sheds before University.

CaptainUnderpants · 28/06/2009 16:45

Thanks , I think I will rent one this year , see how I get on and then perhaps next yera get him one for Father's Day !

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Seabright · 28/06/2009 16:46

Definatly buy one & then don't let him near it - they are brilliant! I go around looking for stuff that I can use ours on

ABetaDad · 28/06/2009 17:10

Very good for terminating weeds such as dandelions too.

Fizzylemonade · 30/06/2009 16:46

I heart my karcher, half price from tesco direct £80 (2 weeks ago) and came with the patio cleaning bit (T300) you can look on youtube as people have filmed themselves cleaning with them

We cleaned all our patio and drive, make sure you are in wellies and wearing stuff that is going to go straight into the wash, bit of a dirty job. And eye protection if you are going to blast the weeds

I cleaned my spider webbed garden chairs and bench.

It is very easy to use, connect hose pipe to karcher, plug karcher in, turn it on and off you go.

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